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I have pulsating abdomen, gurgling, some loose stool. Throbbing

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I have pulsating abdomen, gurgling, some loose stool. Throbbing and some discomfort just below and just to left of abdomen.
Hi. How long has this been going on? Have you seen a doctor about it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Off and on for several weeks. Seems worse today

And you haven't had it checked out? What does your stool look like?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

A little loose. Sometimes looser than others.

OK--can you relate it to anything you ate before you got the problem?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't think so. The discomfort comes and goes. Seems to be better for a while but then comes back.

OK Obviously you need this evaluated and treated. If it had only lasted for a few days, I might say it was only a mild case of gastroenteritis--a stomach virus. But now you need an exam, blood work, upper and lower endoscopy, and a stool sample. Possibilities include a bacterial enteritis as with salmonella or E coli, H pylori (the so-called ulcer bug) infection, irritable bowel syndrome, or even an inflammatory bowel disorder like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. My botXXXXX XXXXXne here is that this could be very serious and you need to have it evaluated as soon as possible.
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